3 ways to make the most out of AltFi’s Festival of Finance 2021

By Oliver Smith on Wednesday 9 June 2021

Alternative LendingDigital BankingSavings and Investment

The Festival is now less than a fortnight away from 22 - 24 June.

3 ways to make the most out of AltFi’s Festival of Finance 2021
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In just two weeks, we are launching our 2nd annual AltFi Festival of Finance.

This three-day extravaganza will see fintech and alternative lending’s best and brightest minds discussing everything from the post-pandemic recovery, neo-banking around the world, crypto’s rise, buy-now-pay-later, and so much more.

But with so much going on throughout the week, it’s important to make the most of each day, so we put together this handy guide to help.

Here are our top 3 ways to make the most of your time at the Festival:

1. Pick your sessions wisely

With so much on, it’ll be impossible to catch every session, especially as we’re hosting simultaneous breakout sessions on Day 1 and Day 2, so firstly, take your time working through the agenda to pick and plan your sessions wisely.

We’ve given you a helping hand with Five things not to miss at AltFi’s Festival of Finance, our selection of the top sessions.

But you might also want to follow a specific track of content, for instance, if you’re after an Alternative Lending-focussed week, don’t miss:

  • 22 June, 13:00 – 13:40 Deep Dive: Lessons From The Financial Crisis, with Funding Circle’s Samir Desai and Zopa’s Giles Andrews
  • 23 June, 12:20 – 13:00 Alternative Lenders & The Post Pandemic Recovery, with Goldman Sachs’ Pankaj Soni, Folk2Folk’s Roy Warren and Q2’s Ian Nelson
  • 23 June, 14:10 – 14:50 Embedded Finance: Is It Worth The Hype, with Rob Straathof from Liberis and Trulioo’s Rutherford Wilson

Or if it’s Open Banking you’re after, how about:

  • 23 June, 14:50 – 15:30 What Open Banking Will Do Next, with Juan Carlos Guillermety from Nubank, Tink’s Rafa Plantier and BBVA’s Jose Luis Navarro Llorens
  • 24 June, 12:20 – 13:00 The Pandemic Payments Revolution, with Tribe’s Alex Reddish, Mollie’s Ken Serdons and Keith Grose from Plaid

Decision-time!

2. Question our speakers

The brilliant advantage of virtual events is that there’s no microphone and anyone can ask a question at any time, so make sure you do!

Whether it’s asking Steve O'Hear about his journey covering fintech from the early days of TechCrunch, or how Dame Jayne Anne-Gadhia launched Snoop in the midst of the pandemic, we’ve got you covered.

Post your burning questions in the event chat on the right-hand side and our moderators will do their best to get your questions answered.

3. Vote in our polls!

Across the three days, we’ll be asking you a series of questions too.

Each day we’ll have two polls running in the right-hand sidebar, linked to the topics being discussed on-stage.

Our moderators will let you know when voting opens in the Polls Tab, and if you cast your vote quickly we’ll bring the results up on stage to discover how you feel about the topics being discussed.


And there you have it, our 3 top tips for making the most out of your time at the Festival of Finance on 22 - 24 June.

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